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pouch

[pouch] /paʊtʃ/
noun
1.
a bag, sack, or similar receptacle, especially one for small articles or quantities:
a tobacco pouch.
2.
a small moneybag.
3.
a bag for carrying mail.
4.
a bag or case of leather, used by soldiers to carry ammunition.
5.
something shaped like or resembling a bag or pocket.
6.
Chiefly Scot. a pocket in a garment.
7.
a baggy fold of flesh under the eye.
8.
Anatomy, Zoology. a baglike or pocketlike part; a sac or cyst, as the sac beneath the bill of pelicans, the saclike dilation of the cheeks of gophers, or the receptacle for the young of marsupials.
9.
Botany. a baglike cavity.
verb (used with object)
10.
to put into or enclose in a pouch, bag, or pocket; pocket.
11.
to arrange in the form of a pouch.
12.
(of a fish or bird) to swallow.
verb (used without object)
13.
to form a pouch or a cavity resembling a pouch.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English pouche < Anglo-French, variant of Old French poche; also poke, poque bag. See poke2
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Examples from the web for pouch
  • Instead of buying a purpose made camera bag, you can get a small padded pouch to protect it and sling it into a regular bag.
  • From time to time he pauses to hone his curved steel blade on the stone he keeps in a belt pouch.
  • After another hour, once that day's sludge has been processed, the amalgam fills half the plastic pouch.
  • His solution was to create a pseudo-espresso of sorts by adding significantly less hot water to the pouch than was directed.
  • Also inside the pocket is this pouch, which velcros into place and can hold memory cards.
  • The projector ships with a tripod in a neat little bag that's about the size of a make-up pouch.
  • Small cameras are safe and sound inside this padded pouch.
  • Inside the pouch, the tadpoles live on the yolk leftover from their hatching.
  • Press down to create a pouch in the end of the plastic triangle.
  • Even after a joey leaves the pouch, it often returns to jump in when danger approaches.
British Dictionary definitions for pouch

pouch

/paʊtʃ/
noun
1.
a small flexible baglike container: a tobacco pouch
2.
a saclike structure in any of various animals, such as the abdominal receptacle marsupium in marsupials or the cheek fold in rodents
3.
(anatomy) any sac, pocket, or pouchlike cavity or space in an organ or part
4.
another word for mailbag
5.
a Scot word for pocket
verb
6.
(transitive) to place in or as if in a pouch
7.
to arrange or become arranged in a pouchlike form
8.
(transitive) (of certain birds and fishes) to swallow
Derived Forms
pouchy, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norman French pouche, from Old French poche bag; see poke²
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Word Origin and History for pouch
n.

early 14c., "bag for carrying things," especially (late 14c.) "small bag in which money is carried," from Anglo-French puche, Old North French pouche (13c.), Old French poche "purse, poke," all from a Germanic source (cf. Old English pocca "bag;" see poke (n.1)). Extended to cavities in animal bodies from c.1400.

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pouch in Medicine

pouch (pouch)
n.
A pocketlike space in the body.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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